Keep Registered Interior Designers Regulated
  • Petitioned Texas Sunset Commission

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Texas Sunset Commission

Keep Registered Interior Designers Regulated

    1. Petition by

      Inda Hahn

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December 2012

Victory

From Inda Hahn: All of our hard work over the past weeks has paid off. I attended the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission meeting this morning at 9:00 AM and here are the results: •⇥Motion to deregulate Registered Interior Designers in Texas– FAILED •⇥Motion to remove the Registered Interior Designer from the TBAE Board – FAILED •⇥Motion to hold Sunset review on TexasBoard of Architectural Examiners in 6 years – FAILED •⇥A new motion was made to require all presently grandfathered Registered Interior Designers to take the NCIDQ Exam within 3 years – PASSED •⇥A new motion was made for TBAE to create additional pathways to registration that more closely align with those of NCIDQ. – FAILED Calls were made, letters were written and emails. I printed the petition and handed to the represenatives at the hearing.

Every decision an interior designer makes in one way or another affects the health, safety and welfare of the public. Those decisions include specifying furniture, fabrics and carpeting that comply with fire codes and space planning that provides proper means of egress. Additionally, interior designers deal with accessibility issues, ergonomics, lighting, acoustics and design solutions for those with special needs. The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the safety, function, and quality of interior spaces.

Registered Interior Designers do not cost the state of Texas any money, in fact the state of Texas collects over a million dollars a year in General Revenue.

Our registration is strictly voluntary for those that meet state requirements and wish to be registered.

The state of Texas adopted the International Building Code. The International Building Code defines a Design Professional as one who is registered by their state. It is this law and our registration that enables us to seal our drawings.

 

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    1. Keep it going till the 19th!

      Inda Hahn
      Petition Organizer

      A public hearing was held on November 13th to discuss the recommendations and to hear from the public concerning the recommendations. Boy did they hear from us! A 15 page (front and back) petition! Thank you to all that attended as well.
      On December 19th the Commission will make public their decision. Keep sending this around until the 19th!

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. ALMOST 1000.

      Inda Hahn
      Petition Organizer

      Keep it going guys! We are almost to 1000 ! Have your mom, dad, sister, brother, and friends sign as well.

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. Almost 200!

      Inda Hahn
      Petition Organizer

      Great job guys! Keep sending to friends and family! Let's see if we can get to 300 by Wednesday!

    6. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rachael Stevens GREER, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      Interior Designers should have the proper education and experience.

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    • Tamara Valley SPRING, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      We need qualified people in the ID field for our safety at home, work, and school!

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    • Sharon Haughee CYPRESS, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      When we redo our house want to make sure the Designer who helps us is trained!

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    • sarah wooldridge HURST, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a practicing designer with intention to become certified.

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    • suzanne cavender SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      I worked hard for my degree and my license! It is not fair for those of us who have completed our continuing education hours. Licensing needs to be in place to offer the client the option to choose between a interior designer or

      and interior decorator!

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